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  • Writer's pictureRuss Newton

My son, Matthew Newton

My son is an interesting cat. He was identified as gifted academically when he was six years old. He proved that out through his sixth grade year in Ohio, bringing home straight A's. Then we moved to Glendale, CA. He showed his objection to the move by flunking the second half of 6th grade. Then I guess he didn't feel we got the point, he flunked 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade before buckling down and getting out of High School with a 1.9 GPA. Somehow (he can explain this part better than I) He managed to get into Cal State Northridge and do a four year degree in three years with a straight A average. Because of his academic excellence, he was offered half a dozen scholarships for graduate school. He ended up going to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. There he mastered in Statistics and minored in Psychology. He left after twos years with an undefended theses. (He can explain that as well, I never understood it) Then started work at for about eight months and then started at Amazon and moved to Seattle. Today he is a manager in the AWS division of Amazon and doing well living in Nashville Tenn with his long time girl friend Julie. (Pictured below)

Matt with Grandma Gehrmann 2014

Matt with Grandma Newton 1990.

Matt with twin second cousins at a Cruckson family reunion 1993.

Matt with Grandpa Newton 2012

Matt with Grandpa Newton 1990

Matt with Grandma and Grandpa Gehrmann 1989.

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What a great thing is this blog! I will be looking for new ones soon. I loved all the pictures, and really liked the blog about Matt!! Be sure you let Ann know about this blog. She worries about you, and her new heart problems has her really thinking about life. I am doing fine, finally. I love you, Aunt Jane


Mark Dtayo
Mark Dtayo
Feb 16, 2020

I enjoyed the the pics of your family Russ. You expressed a lot of pride in your son on the trip. I see why now.

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